March 03, 2003

The Wonderful World of Vonnegut

An excerpt from "Breakfast of Champions":
(writing of rattlesnakes) "The Creator of the Universe had put a rattle on its tail. The Creator had also given it front teeth which were hypodermic syringes filled with deadly poison.
Sometimes I wonder about the Creator of the Universe.
Another animal invented by the Creator of the Universe was a Mexican beetle which could make a blank-cartridge gun out of its rear end. It could detonate its own farts and knock over other bugs with shock waves.
Word of Honor--I read about it in an article on strange animals in 'Diner's Club Magazine'."

Another excerpt:
"Like everybody else in the cocktail lounge, he was softening his brain with alcohol. This was a substance produced by a tiny creature called yeast. Yeast organisms ate sugar and excreted alcohol. They killed themselves by destroying their own environment with yeast shit."

Posted by at March 3, 2003 04:33 PM